|"Can you guess what breeds are in me?"|
But for her 2 main breeds, we were wrong! And it's a good thing, actually, that we (and the shelter she came from) didn't know what she really was.
See... the whole reason we even have Rita is because we searched "beagle" on PetFinder, and her sweet little picture was there on the first page of results, listed as a beagle/shepherd mix.
She looked so much like a blend of our angel beagle and our angel shepherdy-mix-mutt that we had to have her.
Well, come to find out she's not part beagle! (Which means, she's not a sheagle!) If the rescue group had known what she really was, then we never would have found her listed as a beagle!
|Oops... Do not behold the sheagle...|
Okay, I've kept you in suspense long enough! The two main breeds in Rita - which no one guessed right - are: German Shepherd (that was an easy one!) and Australian Shepherd! So, she's actually a Gerstralian shepherd (gotta get used to that one...).
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|Rita and her Aussie shepherd-esque speckled legs|
|In order: Bedlington, Leonberger (!?), Irish Wolfhound, Akita, White Swiss Shepherd|
Now, we had guessed terrier, but a Bedlington was a surprise! She sure doesn't look like a Bedlington, but it does explain her speed in going after little critters (Bedlingtons were bred to kill vermin), and she's got a mean head-shake when she plays tug with her toys.
The rest of the breeds were pretty surprising, but as the report notes, this doesn't mean they're all in there. Still... I always wanted an Irish wolf hound, and now maybe we have a little bit of one!
The one thing I find funny is that no sign of a scent hound came up. But I'm sure there's some in there (as evidenced again today on our walk, when she sniffed out the trail of something and tried to get me to take off running with her after it!). Maybe there just wasn't enough in there to show up, but she got that sniffer from somewhere.
In Other Wee Book News...
My USA Today bestselling novel, Rescue Me, Maybe, turned one! To celebrate, I'm doing a quick little ebook giveaway (open to anyone) on my Facebook author page. You just have to like my author page (if you haven't already), and leave a comment on my most recent post there. I'll pick the winner via Random.org on Monday night at midnight EST.
*Did you know Australian shepherds are from Spain originally? I did not until I started reading up on them. Who knew?
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!